New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers
The San Fran bandwagon has been filling up since the 49ers (6-4 and tied with the Seahawks for first place in the NFC West) added Christian McCaffrey to their offensive arsenal. They’re riding a three-game winning streak after routing the Cardinals 38-10 on “Monday Night Football.”
Jimmy Garoppolo’s weapons now include WR/RB Deebo Samuel, TE George Kittle, WR Brandon Aiyuk (2 TDs vs. Cardinals) and they rank No. 9 in yards per game and climbing. The 49ers also have the No. 1 defense, allowing just 283.9 yards per game.
The Saints (4-7) are trying to get back in the playoff picture as they trail the Buccaneers by only 1.5 games in the NFC South. They’re coming off a 27-20 win against the struggling Rams after losing four of their previous five games.
The 49ers are up to 9-point favorites in this matchup with all the public support. The Over/Under is set relatively low at 42.5 points as the Saints’ defense is No. 12 in yards per game and fares better against pocket passers like Garoppolo.